Current Research Interests:

On the unification of System Identification, Control, Optimization and Machine Learning with applications to the understanding and (re-)design of natural and man-made systems. In particular, I have been focusing on applications such as biology, robotics and power systems.

Testbed in my lab - Huazhong AI Research (HAIR) Lab:

Quadrotors (Vicon Motion Capture System, Crazyflie 2.0)

Robots (UR3, Kinect)

Hypersim

GPU cluster (Nvidia 1080)

Group at Huazhong UST:

Postdocs: Xiuting Li (PhD Maths Hust, 2016-)

PhDs: Ruijuan Chen, Zuowei Ping, Yunlong Dong, Guijun Ma, Junlin Li, Xiuchuan Tang

Masters: Minglu Li, Xiaoquan Tang, Xiangdi Liu, Beitong Zhou, Guorui Shen, Jingjing Hong, Xueqi Dai

Long-term Visitors: Frank Jiang (9.2016 - 10.2016, UC Berkeley), Wei Pan (8.2016 - 9.2016, Imperial College)

Previously Co-supervised Students: (and where they are now.)

Yiming Li (M.Phil., Cambridge, 2015-)

Zuogong Yue (Ph.D., LCSB, 2014-) Granger causality, dynamical structure functions.

Dr. Wei Pan (Ph.D., Bioengineering, Imperial College, 2011-2015) Nonlinear identification using sparse Bayesian learning. DJI Shenzhen.

Dr. Peyman Gifani (Ph.D., Control Engineering, Cambridge, 2011-2015) Engineering design principle in synthetic biology. University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust Senisor internship.

Dr. David Hayden (Ph.D., Control Engineering, Cambridge, 2011-2015) Network reconstruction using intrinsic noises. Machine Learning Researcher in London.

Dr. Alberto Carignano (Ph.D., Control Engineering, Cambridge, 2011-2014) Modelling of Circadian Clocks. University of Washington, postdoc researcher.

Dr. Xin Yang (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Cambridge, 2011-2014) Robust stability analysis and design for IGBT. NUDT lecturer.

Dr. Neave O’Clery (Ph.D., Mathematics, Imperial College, 2011-2013) Graph Theory, Complex Networks. Fulbright researcher at Harvard University.